As Valve released Dota 2 there is new question arised among the gamers that what will be the future of Dota.. Is Dota 2 going to take place of Dota or it ll be a failed project like Hon or LoL.
As per Icefrog Dota 2 is the future, Although he mentioned that he will continue Dota as long as gamers want. But I dont think he will do that for long period. As his concentration will be on Dota 2 from now on rather than Dota. Another thing is by launching Dota 2 valve and Icefrog come to business, I mean they are about to make profit as it wont be free. Where Dota is just a custom map of Warcraft 3. As far as I know its like charity for Icefrog. ( Correct me, If I am wrong). In this capitalist world money is the main motivator. And he already pointed that he will be work on Dota 2 more by saying that Dota 2 is the future of Dota.
And those who are still saying that Dota 2 will be failed project like Hon or LoL they are forgetting another fact, that is.. The map size of dota already riched to 7.82 MB in map 6.72f. Where in Warcraft 3 custom map larger than 8 Mb dnt work. And I dont think Blizzard will release any special patch for Warcraft 3 just for a single custom map game. Cz Blizzard got game like WoW which unlimited source of income as well as Starcraft 2 or Uncomming Diablo.
There is another question what will be reaction about Dota 2 among Bangladeshi players. Now in a country like Bangladesh where online payment system is hard and people isnt used to with those thing as we dont even got paypal or other system here, moreover where people arent used to buy genuine version of products its kinda hard to imagine that huge number of people will buy a game like dota 2 to play with friends. I dnt want to comment about private server system or cracked copy. So if dota 2 replace dota, still it wont gonna happen here.. If happens it wont be in near future for sure.
This are just my personal opinion. I am not saying that Dota 2 will replace Dota atleast from heart of a gamer. If it happens it will be caused by the game play of it. Not by the comment of Icefrog that dota 2 is the future. But In my view its time to say Dota bb.
Another thing is that some people wondering that why the faction name is Dire and Raiders and heroes arent actually look alike like Dota. Like they dnt have Elf or Orcs here.. Windrunner is a human instead of HighElf same about beastmaster or drow ranger. As Dota 2 is seperate game from Warcraft 3 they have to maintain the uniqueness thats why they dnt have those cool high elf i guess /cry
(I refer the real dota wc3 custom map using the word dota)